A Quebecer was stung by a scorpion while unwrapping his bananas. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency announced the opening of an investigation.

Entomologist Étienne Normandin believes that the incident could result from the storage of bananas after their harvest in Guatemala. Benoît Sanscartier took a photo of his scorpion which he kept in a jar. The risks of finding them in Quebec, as everywhere else, remain “very rare.” The animal is frequently found on bananas and grapes when they are harvested.